Saturday, October 3, 2009

Herdsman Lake - Laughing dove (Streptopelia senegalensis)

Laughing doves at Herdsman Lake
Photos taken: 19 & 20/9/09


This bird is one of my favourites because it feeds on the ground and hence more accessible and easier to stalk compared with birds that perch on high branches.



In the last two photos, the bird was calling. It was interesting to see its throat expand and contract when it was calling. But it certainly didn't sound like laughing to my ear.

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